Caetana Says No – by Sandra Lauderdale Graham September Caetana Says No has 92 ratings and 4 reviews. Hanna said: This is NOT a good introductory book into the subject matter of slavery. [Also, this is a good. These true and dramatic stories of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women; one young and born a slave, the other old and from an illustrious planter family;.

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Ata Hualpa rated it liked it Dec 30, Jan 28, Chris rated it liked it. Books by Sandra Lauderdale Graham. Women’s Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society.

Caetana Says No: Women’s Stories from a Brazilian Slave Society by Sandra Lauderdale Graham

Want to Read saving…. This is NOT a good introductory book into the subject matter of slavery. Sep 13, Kate rated it liked it. But these women’s stories cannot be told without say recalling how their decisions drew them ever more firmly into the orbits of the worldly and influential men who exercised power in their lives.

Caetana says no: women’s stories from a Brazilian slave society.

View freely available titles: Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. I would agree with other reviews that this book is a bit dry, but for those interested in the subject matter it ni be worth the read.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Crystal rated it it was ok Jun 20, Caetana is a much broader study than this summary suggests, and it reveals meticulous archival research into diverse types of documents. Perhaps Caetana resisted a true marriage because she intended to become a beata, a lay religious woman. It’s certainly interest at points and I feel I have somewhat of an understanding about women in slave society, but it didn’t read well.

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About Sandra Lauderdale Graham. I appreciate Graham’s micro view at such a large issue, and how straightforwardly each story is told This is NOT a good introductory book into the subject matter of slavery. Trivia About Caetana Says No: That is not the book’s cawtana [which is why I wouldn’t recommend this to someone with a novice understanding of slave systems].

It was slow and had a cadtana of legal terms and such that were simply boring. These are the narratives of exceptional women in nineteenth-century Brazil. One is that of Caetana, a slave who sought to escape an undesired marriage via an annulment after her marriage to another slave. Open Preview See a Problem? P36 L38 Unknown.

Caetana Says No by Sandra Lauderdale Graham (ebook)

Cambridge University Press, Alexandra Knight rated it really liked it Dec 17, We do not know why she never married because she left no explanation; she could not read or cadtana, which was then not uncommon among elite women.

Graham’s ability to highlight the differences between the individual stories and what was considered typical and her insistence on informing the reader that there is still much we cannot know about these women’s stories are where the book gains most of its value. Lavonna Phillips rated it liked it Oct 28, Paperback caftana, pages.

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Nielsen Book Data Publisher’s Summary Here are the true and dramatic accounts of two nineteenth-century Brazilian women – one young and born a slave, the swys old and from an illustrious planter family – and how each sought to retain control of their lives: Responsibility Sandra Lauderdale Graham. Charlotte Textor rated it really liked it Apr 30, Contact Contact Us Help.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Melissa rated it liked it Aug 20, At least for the late colonial period, one insightful book on women’s religious lives is Leila Mezan Algranti’s, Honradas e Devotas: The short length of the book combined with photographs will Through these small histories she casts new light on cqetana meanings of slave and free, female and male. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Interesting explorations of two legal cases dealing with slavery in Brazil.

Jossue Vega Bazan rated it really liked it Nov 29, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The supplemental primary sources are also lovely, not only in fortifying her statements but also in partially demonstrating her process. Nielsen Book Data